Late second-half goal results in K-State loss

Headed towards the TCU goal, senior defender Kursten Von Klahr dribbles down the field in the game against Texas Christian University on Sept. 30, 2022. (Archive photo by Macey Franko | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State soccer falls to 5-8-2 on the season after a late second-half goal by Texas Tech forward Ashleigh Williams. 

Texas Tech took an early command in the first half, ushering three shots with one shot on goal in the first 21 minutes of play. K-State responded by maintaining solid possession and creating many shot opportunities throughout the rest of the half.

In the 27th minute of regulation, goalkeeper Alaina Werremeyer made a diving save attempt off Texas Tech forward Ashleigh Williams’ shot. The shot rolled into the net, but the goal was called back because of an offsides penalty on the Red Raiders.

K-State ended the half with six shots and one shot on goal to Texas Tech’s four shots and one shot on goal.

The Wildcats gained early momentum coming out of halftime. Keeping possession of the ball and advancing into striking distance, K-State recorded four shots in the early stages of the second half.

The Red Raiders responded with a goal in the 77th minute of play, scoring off a header from forward Ashleigh Williams to make the score 1-0 Texas Tech.

K-State tried to respond throughout the remainder of the game. The Wildcats created a scoring opportunity for midfielder Adah Anderson, but the shot narrowly missed the top of the goal post. The Wildcats ended the game with another opportunity to score from a corner kick, though it fell short.

Kyler Goins was the player to watch from K-State. She recorded four shots in the first half, ending the night with six total and setting the record for most shots in a senior season with 45.

Kansas State plays its next match at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, against Oklahoma at Buser Family Stadium.